The Collector

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The Collector
Start date: December 17th, 1961
End date: April 29th, 1962
# of strips: 20 (20 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "The Diversion"
Followed by: "Task Test"

"The Collector" is the 89th Mandrake Sunday story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

Worldwide, an epidemic of thefts of priceless paintings. Everytime an masterpiece is stolen a strange glowing strand of beads is left at the crime scene.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • The museum director.
  • An alien art dealer.
  • An alien warden.


  • New York City
    • The big city museum.

Behind the scenes

  • The story title is taken from the strip of December 10, 1961 (Next Week: The Collector).

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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